Generals Finish Second in Region XV Tourney
Sullivan Baseball Closes Regular Season with 11 Straight Wins
by Win Hadley
LOCH SHELDRAKE, June 2022— The SUNY Sullivan Generals baseball team closed out their regular season with an 11-game win streak to end that portion of their 2022 schedule 18-19 overall and 12-7 in the Mid-Hudson Conference. The strong finish carried over to the conference tournament, and the Generals captured a second place finish there, qualifying them for the Region XV tournament.
The second-seeded Generals and the number-three seed, Ulster County Community College, played a doubleheader for the Region XV Championship at Westchester Community College. Both teams had already earned their place in the District Tournament and were battling for both a Region XV Championship and to host the District Tournament the following weekend.
Sullivan dropped two games to the UCCC Senators in the final round to finish second in the region. Sullivan dropped the first game 10-6 and then fell 5-1 in the second game. By virtue of the runner-up showing, Sullivan earned a bid to the District Tournament held at Ulster County Community College’s Saugerties field. The winner of the district tournament would go on the Junior College World Series.
Sullivan got by Ulster County in the opening round of the districts, but then fell to Mercer County Community College of New Jersey in two elimination games. The losses dropped the Generals to a final record of 21-23 on the season.
Four Sullivan Generals were honored by being named to the 2022 NJCAA DII Region XV All-Tournament Team for their outstanding play: Layton Cuvilier, Tanner MacLean, Giovanni Diaz, and Andrew Schneider.